MaternityPortraits

Scott and Sandy graciously invited us back to their home to meet their newborn Leona.  Welcoming this ball of joy into the world and observing the wonder in her eyes as she enjoys her first days in the majesty we call life. The amount of love and adoration is nearly palpable looking at Scott’s face as he holds his daughter in his arms. What an incredibly lovely family, it was an absolute pleasure getting a glimpse into their lives. We wish Scott, Sandy, and Leona all the happiness parenthood has to offer.  

Weddings

When the bride finally enters, her beauty truly commands the room.   Walking down the aisle towards not only her fiancé, but towards her Happily Ever After. Silence falls Kim is guided down the aisle by her father, her radiant smile shining even brighter. As Jon and Kim take their solemn vows, Brides Maids and Grooms’ Men looking on, the energy of love has filled the room. Jon and Kim take part in the blending of the sands. Blending their love, their future, and their destines together. Another smile glowing like sunshine, and the kiss of true love to seal the deal. A loud round of applause, one more trip down the aisle, and we arrive at the reception. Emotions run high and happiness floods as the family speaks one by one to Man and Wife as one. Flash forward to everyone’s’ favorite part; the cake, the bouquet toss, and garter belts. All the single ladies gather hoping to catch the Read More

Weddings

Join us in the next chapter of this love story as it unfolds. We join Jon and Kim again on The Big Day. With a dress draped in sparkles and gems, Kim takes our breath away with that angelic smile. Lucky for her, prince charming is waiting close by. What a beautiful day to get the pleasure of spending time in Newport Harbor at the wonderful Electra Cruises. Surrounded by the glimmering ocean and a sea of loved ones, we get ever closer to the magic moment. The wedding party, guests, and Jon all wait for that moment as the music begins to play.  

Engagements

It is absolutely incredible standing between two lovers with such a magnetism towards one another the way Jon and Kim are drawn towards the other. We find ourselves on campus at the beautiful California State University Long Beach as we celebrate Jon and Kim joining as one, and as they prepare for the big day. With an absolutely radiant smile, it would seem Jon can not help but be drawn in, and who would blame him? We then had a chance to tag along and catch an intoxicating skyline down by Hilltop Park in Signal Hill.  From classic straight to dapper, this couple keeps it fresh and fancy in the sunset. With warm colors and warm smiles, please enjoy the photos as much as it was an enjoyment to shoot them!  

Engagements

When it comes to proposals, there are so many ways to make the moment unforgettable. A ring in the champagne, an elaborately choreographed dance involving family and friends, or even the Kiss-Cam proposals in front of a stadium of sports lovers. Brent chose to make this moment extraordinary in the most perfect story book way. Leading Tiffany along a bay in Downtown Long Beach, she was brought to a message in a bottle placed in their path. As Brent leaned down to pick up the bottle, he slowly dropped to one knee and asked one of the most important questions of their lives. This is only the beginning of a new stage in Tiffany and Brent’s life, and we wish them happiness, health, and everlasting  

Weddings

With the port of Avalon and the Descanso Beach Club as a backdrop and a soundtrack created by gentle lapping waves on the shore in chorus with a live orchestra, the time had finally come.   As Tiffany’s father walked her down the aisle, a few tears were shed. But like any strong anchor, once she reached Peter, she felt safe, secure, and ready to begin this new journey with her soon-to-be-husband. As the time for rings to be exchanged arrived, they tied the knot. Literally. In a playful tug-of-war manner, Tiffany and Peter were joined together as Man and Wife. Tiffany and Pete’s wedding was set in such a unique and beautiful location on Catalina Island.  Along with the nautical theme, there were so many touching and love-filled moments.  If you would like to see a short film of Tiffany and Pete’s day, make sure to check out the link in our portfolio section.  We wish this amazing couple a long Read More

Weddings

When a love story is written, there is often some chance encounter where the damsel meets the man who is destined to be her other half. Just like in a Nicholas Sparks movie, this serendipitous moment happened in a very unlikely place; scuba diving. Tiffany and Peter met through their adoration of the ocean. While both are doctors, their love for everything nautical greatly influenced their quaint ceremony on Catalina Island.  At the Descanso Beach Club in Avalon, tables, chairs, and party favors, and even the cake had been decorated with navy blue, surrounded by model ships, anchors, and shells.  Once the preparations for the day were officially set, it was time to move to the ocean front view for their scuba-influenced ceremony.  

Engagements

After meeting during a scuba diving outing, the bond between Tiffany and Pete grew quickly and became something much more than companionship.  With a wedding set to be at the Descanso Beach Club in Avalon, among the port and ocean, it was no surprise that the engagement shoot would echo a nautical theme. For our rendezvous, we met in Downtown Long Beach at Shoreline Village.  With a quaint home-town feel of small stores and boutiques on the pier, along with the plethora of sailboats, yachts, and other boats docked adjacent, this was the perfect place to make lasting memories.